Largest ever brain imaging study, with UBC researcher, selected #19 of Discover Magazine’s Top 100 Stories of 2015
5 December 2015 – Vancouver
The largest functional neuroimaging study in history, with 21,143 subjects, co-authored by UBC’s Dr. Rob Tarzwell, was selected #19 by Discover Magazine in their annual Top 100 Stories for 2015, set for release January 2016.
The study, “Functional Neuroimaging Distinguishes Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from Traumatic Brain Injury in Focused and Large Community Datasets,” demonstrates how brain perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images accurately distinguish PTSD from TBI when compared against healthy controls and also against cohorts with a high burden of psychiatric disease.
Dr. Tarzwell is a clinical assistant professor on the faculty of medicine at UBC and is a specialist in both psychiatry and nuclear medicine, which he practices at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver. He is extremely proud to have been invited to join this study, led by Dr. Cyrus Raji of UCLA and Dr. Daniel Amen of Amen Clinics International.
Link to Discover Magazine article: http://discovermagazine.com/2016/janfeb/19-brain-scans-may-lead-to-better-diagnoses
Link to original scientific article: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0129659